The Half Moon
Bastard Assignments are Timothy Cape, Edward Henderson, Josh Spear and Caitlin Rowley, a collective of composer-performers who curate events mainly in south London and across the UK and Europe. Since 2016 they have developed a shared creative practice, making work collaboratively as composers and performers.
As well as multiple broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, Bastard Assignments has performed at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, in Copenhagen and Århus, at the Frontiers Festival in Birmingham, Tête à Tête Opera Festival, and headlined Nonclassical’s club night. They have been featured in the Guardian, Telegraph and The Wire magazine, and been reviewed in The Spectator and the Evening Standard.
The event, Alt-classical - Bastard Assignments, will take place at The Half Moon, and it will feature: Bastard Assignmentdetails
Herne Hill United Church
Music for Haiti
A charity concert by several local groups, including:
- The Oscacora String Quartet (Anton Rubinstein, Quartet No. 2)
- The Anrowski Quartet (Music by Mozart and others)
- The North of the Thames Singers, performing madrigals and other songs.
There will be a collection for the charitable project Music for Haiti to benefit Ecole St Vincent, a school for blind and disabled children in Port-au-Prince'. The funds are for music lessons, instrument repair, and to cover the costs of giving concerts.
The event, Coffee-morning music for charity, will take place at Herne Hill United Church, and it will feature: Piano trios, string quartets, and other ensembles from the Herne Hill area.details
St Faith's Church
The Konvalia Quartet members are Alina Hiltunen and Agata Kubiak (violins), Raisa Yordanova Zapryanova (viola) and Andrea Derdak (cello). The quartet’s international background (Finland, Poland, Bulgaria and Hungary) influences their interpretations of new and canonical chamber repertoire. The quartet has performed at some of the London's popular venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, the Cadogan Hall, the Houses of Parliament, and the Ealing Jazz Festival.
The Quartet specialises in post romantic and contemporary music and has performed world premieres of pieces by Simon Rigby, Martin Jones, Bartosz Szafranski, Martin Glover. The group took part in the Classical Music Hyper Production research project at Kings Place in 2015, and played in the Shostakovich-in-Motion project in 2016.
Programme to follow
Practical Action is an international development charity with a difference. Founded by the radical economist and philosopher Fritz Schumacher, author of Small is Beautiful, the charity knows that the simplest ideas can have a life-changing effect. It works closely with some of the world’s poorest people, using appropriate technology to fight poverty and transform lives for the better.website of Practical Action
The event, Charity Concert for 'Practical Action', will take place at St Faith's Church, and it will feature: Information to followdetails
Herne Hill School
With a musical heritage spanning over 15 generations, Mehboob Nadeem will take you on a musical journey that unravels 700 years of Indian culture. Featuring sitar, tabla, singing, and poetry, the concert will explore the DNA of Indian classical music, enabling you to better grasp and enjoy the different elements of this incredible tradition.
Grandson of legendary singers Ustad Vilayat Hussain Khan (Pranpiya) and Gayan Samrat Ustad Azmat Husain Khan (Dilrang), Mehboob Nadeem is acknowledged as one of the leading exponents of the present generation of the Vilayatkhani Gharana, a style of sitar developed to mirror the lyrical quality of the human voice. Mehboob Nadeem is also a passionate educator who gives regular workshops and one-to-one lessons all over the UK.
The event, Unravelling a Tradition, will take place at Herne Hill School, and it will feature: Meehboob Nadeemdetails
St Saviour's Hall
Come and join Pocket Sinfonia for an interactive concert for families and introduce your child to the joy of classical music. The concert will be centred around Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite. Join us on a journey to the Land of Sweets, ruled by the Sugar Plum Fairy!
Pocket Sinfonia is reinterpreting orchestral masterpieces with the fresh spontaneity and intimacy of a chamber group. Inspired by the transcriptions of Mozart, Beethoven and Weber by J. N. Hummel, Pocket Sinfonia has created and commissioned new arrangements of orchestral works by Grieg, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky.
The event, Chamber Tots, will take place at St Saviour's Hall, and it will feature: Chamber Totsdetails
Off The Cuff
The Clarinet Consort
An afternoon of classical music and stories for all the family about creepy things in dark places, featuring:
In The Hall of the Mountain King, by Edvard Grieg
Fingal’s Cave, by Felix Mendelssohn
Danse Macabre, by Charles-Camille Saint-Saens
- and original pieces for clarinets.
Narrated by Chris Bailey.
The event, Clarinets in a Cave, will take place at Off The Cuff, and it will feature: The Clarinet Consortdetails
St Faith's Church
The Southwark Sinfonietta
We welcome back The Southwark Sinfonietta after their great concert in 2016. Programme details to follow.
The Southwark Sinfonietta is an ensemble of local musicians who come together to explore orchestral music of the Classical Period 1750-1830, performing masterpieces by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. The players apply their chamber music skills to this rich and varied early orchestral repertoire to make an attractive programme for their audience.
The event, Southwark Sinfonietta, will take place at St Faith's Church, and it will feature: Southwark Sinfoniettadetails
Programme for October
Fri. 5th: Jazz, and Alt-classical night
Sat. 6th: Charity Coffee Morning music, Youth Talent, String Quartet concert, and Regae event
Sun. 7th: Family concert in Brockwell Hall, a band outside the Hall, Jazz in the Greenhouses, then Evensong at St Paul's
Mon. 8th: Jazz Jam
Tues. 9th: Folk at Canopy Beer
Weds. 10th: Indian Classical Music
Thurs. 11th: Jazz @ Half Moon
Fri. 12th: Junior School Musical, and Cabaret at the Half Moon
Sat. 13th: Chamber Tots, Herne Hill Sings On, and Jazz
Sun. 14th: Junior Open Mic, Clarinet event, and Southwark Sinfonietta